When Indian T.V shows, used to telecast the same melodramatic series in their show the “
” came with a very new concept. The shows on this channel brought some very new ideas and theme which encourage you to watch some good Hindi shows at last. If you, like me, got bored by watching the same daily soaps with their same stories, here is a list of shows on Epic channel which are smartly written and they give a right direction to your wisdom and knowledge. The “Epic” is an Indian channel which is owned by
, Rohit Khattar and Anand Mahindra. The shows explore the various histories of all legends, food’s and folklores of mythology. You will be amazed by these show’s concepts and undoubtedly, will appreciate the idea of their giving information to masses about their existence.
1. Devlok By Devdutt Pattanik: -
A show which explores the tales of Indian Mythology. It is presented by the great mythologist and author, Devdutt Pattanik; it’s a tètè-a-tètè show between a guest and Devdutt, he highlights Hindus’ stories, symbols, and events. There is folklore behind every tradition and religion, and through this show he decodes the tales of Hindu mythology. He tries to confuse the viewers about the mythology as to whether its a tradition or religion, fantasy or history? His stories talk about the cultural identity of Hindus and educates the masses by delivering relevant stories. Our Hindu culture belongs to myths and kathas and he basically explains this rich folklore and its traditions. Not only the mythology behind a culture but he also gives a significance and a truth to our existence and humanity. The show will engage you and get you addicted to delve more into questions about our existence with some relevant stories and true facts. You could watch the show based on God Shiva, Gita and could know about the history of our gods too.
2. Raja, Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan: -
India, just like its diversity in religion, language, tradition and culture, is also famous for its diversification in food too. It’s a pride for our Indian heritage where you can witness the richness of different cuisines. “Raja, Rasoi Aur Anya kahaniya," a non-fiction show, is not like your average cookery show where you just learn to make new dishes but, here you see that the presenter enters into a Royal kitchen and discusses about the history of every cuisine. He doesn’t only talk about the food but merges the taste with the time and significance in our history. He talks about the importance and origin of food into the Royal families. In the show, you could see how he goes to different parts of India and explores the recipe and spices that belong to the said region. Food writers and big foodies will love this show and enjoy the tales of food related to Maharajas and Maharanis.
After being fascinated by “Mahabharata,” you can finally see the aftermath drama of Mahabharata’s war, that happens in the court of Chitragupta. The Mahabharata is an integral part of Indian history, every facet, every nuance of life, every thought and motivation can be encountered here. But Dharamvir Bharti in his novel, “Andha Yug,” talks about the aftermath effects of the epic war and shows the blindness of everyone due to karma, which ultimately brought everyone’s doom. Maybe the myths perceived in this are a symbol of human experience that may reflect our societies. Dharma, the code of behaviour, in the end brought the sorrow and suffering.
4. Ekaant: -
The show has two seasons, one of the best non-fiction T.V show from The Epic channel, anchored by
, who takes you along on a historical journey and talks about different places and their histories. He investigates many monuments and forts of Maharajas and Rajas. As the show’s name suggest silence and emptiness, he also wonderer alone in these beautiful places and explore the mysteries of these places. Sometimes he converses with the residential people about the lavish habitats of kings and queens and tries to bring real facts in the show. You can go with him on a journey to The Bhangarh Fort and the hills of Nalanda and much more through his shows.
5.Stories By Rabindranath Tagore: -
The noble prize for literature winner Rabindranath Tagore, in 1913. A renaissance man, who was very anti-materialistic, brought the progressive stories. He tried to preserve an east idea of civilization through his stories where he tried to present his women characters strong, who cocooned in a conservative society. The modernist writer, tries to focus on the fragmented self of a human and the notion of individuality. This show has been directed by
, he adheres to the concept of visual storytelling for the Tagore’s stories. Anurag also tried to show the women of Tagore’s stories as a typical Bengali woman in Bengali attire and projected them with a gender equality. Anurag maintains the status of Tagore’s stories which brought a shift in the mind-set of traditional Indian values. Some of the stories are Aparichita, kabuliwala and many more.
6. Jaane Pehchaane With
The show is presented by the very famous writer, poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar. He talks about Bollywood in his show. We think he is perfect anchor for this show who can tell us in detail about the Hindi Entertainment Industry. He reminisces about popular characters, films, dialogues, scenes, and heros. He has been in the industry for a very long time and has first-hand experience about all the memories related to Bollywood legends and their films. He decodes the same for us the viewer and entertains us by discussing the tales of The Hindi Film Industry.
Mid Wicket Tales
The very famous veteran actor,
presents this show. It's a non-fiction show, he decodes the untold stories about cricket and cricketers. He takes the theme of captains, spinners, wicket-keepers simultaneously in his show. The actor explores all the stories of Indian Cricket and its legends. He talked about the stories of Tiger Pataudi, Bishan Singh Bedi,
and much more on his show. He enters into the cricket world and brings us the tales about Men of Steel, Monikers of small town heroes, Glamour and Cricket, etc.
Made In India
The show uncovers the history of India’s inventions. The show is smartly written and gives knowledge to Indians about their nation big achievements. The show talks about the inventions of weapons used in Mahabharata’s war, How the Airplane was first invented in India and much more. You will glad to watch something new on t.v which educates you about inventions and practice and tells you that how India is ahead of its time.
9. Once More With
The most enthusiastic comedian back on t.v again with this show. Javed, a stand-up comedian, is a full-house of entertainment. He can take you to another level of laughing spree by enacting the 70’s to 90’s drama. By wearing costumes and get-ups of legends like Praan, Dharmendra, Mithun, who performed over the top enactments in their acting career. He relives the iconic moments. This show is produced by himself. He takes you on the journey of Indian cinema.
10. Adrishya: -
A non-fiction show which is based on the real-life stories of the spies of India. These are the unsung heroes who took dangers for their job and the show explores all the history of spies from post to pre- Independence. this is a one of the best show from the Epic channel. There was a time when we actually didn’t know anything about the spies who devoted their whole life for their nation, but through this channel and its show, masses came to know about their sacrifice and devotion to the country.